|Sir Hugh Orde|
Orde, speaking at the NHS Confederation Conference in 2012.
27 August 1958|
London, United Kingdom
|Other names||Hugh Stephen Roden Orde|
|Awards||Order of the British Empire, Queen's Police Medal|
|Department||Police Service of Northern Ireland|
Sir Hugh Stephen Roden Orde, OBE, QPM was the President of the Association of Chief Police Officers, representing the 44 police forces of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Between 2002 and 2009 he was the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
Sir Hugh joined London's Metropolitan Police Service in 1977. He rose quickly through the ranks, becoming Superintendent in the Territorial Support Group. Later, as Commander responsible for the service's Community Safety and Partnership section, Orde took part in the latter phase of the enquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence and its subsequent handling by the police.
Later Orde (by then a Deputy Assistant Commissioner) was assigned to the senior staff of the Stevens Report which investigated government collusion in sectarian killings in Northern Ireland. He was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2001 and was knighted for his services to policing in 2005. In 2010 he was awarded a Queen's Police Medal.
In April 2009, he announced he was stepping down as Chief Constable of Northern Ireland to become President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), assuming the position in the following autumn.
Sir Hugh is also the director of the Police National Assessment Centre.
He is a member (known as a 'graduate') of Common Purpose UK. He attended the Matrix course in West London 1994/95.
Police Roll of Honour Trust
Colin Cramphorn (acting)
|Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
2002 — 2009
| Succeeded by|
Judith Gillespie (acting)